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The RES Book of British Insects,
This review is from: Royal Entomological Society Book of British Insects (Hardcover)
I bought this book as an early Christmas present to myself and I was not disappointed.
To be able to produce a book on all the families and orders of insects found in the UK is no small undertaking. To then make the book both informative and succinct is a triumph for Peter Barnard and his colleagues. The quality of the photographic illustrations is high, providing as much clear detail for identification as could be reasonably demanded. The book does very well, in my opinion, to cover the breadth of the subject without falling into either superficiality or unduly dense scientific detail.
A book for the fascinated amateur and the professional who wishes to find information on a Family outside of their specialism.